Thursday, August 2, 2012
Silent Scream #Friday Fictioneers
This week, Madison Woods' posting is gruesome but surprising. Her photo shows the results of a vertical series of cutbacks of vegetation along her road by a road crew...kill or cure this plant invasion seems to be the message. Such a painful looking response to a cut of a grapevine! Anyway, by Friday I had to write 100 words about this. They appear below. Visit Madison's website to join in the #FridayFictioneers fun.
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They told me I would understand the animal when I wore this ring. But this is stranger, more painful, not at all what I bargained for. Those road workers just wanted to keep the woodsy road clear for vehicles I'm sure. But the wholesale hacking got these reactions from the plants, especially the grapevines, reactions that felt just like they were screaming with pain. Can a cut be like a burn? I don't know, but that's what I'd describe it as, after listening to these agonized vines for two days.
I know I could take off the ring. But I bargained to get it so I could get a message from the birds, and I don't have it yet. I'm stuck listening to any being with something to say. Please, vines, heal yourselves fast.